City leaders address concerns about Jones Creek Road construction
BATON ROUGE - City leaders say construction crews will be taking over Jones Creek road in about four months as efforts to improve the quality of roadways in the area reach full force.
The project will be expanded from Coursey Blvd all the way to Tiger Bend Road as crews work to widen surfaces from two to four lanes. While the project has been hit with multiple setbacks, city leaders made it clear Thursday that construction will soon be underway.
East Baton Rouge Parish city councilman Buddy Amoroso held a meeting at the Jones Creek Library to ease concerns that many business owners and residents are worried about in connection with the coming construction.
Many people asked about detours, road closures, and information on how their customers and employees will be able to get around during construction.
"We wanted to bring them together so they could be able to know and be able to talk to the general contractor. Talk to myself, so we can try to work with them so we don't hurt their businesses during construction," said Amoroso.
Another town hall meeting about the project was held last night.
City leaders say during construction parts of Jones Creek Road will still be usable, but motorists in the area should remain alert that there could be detours as crews work to get traffic around ongoing roadwork. Left turn lanes will also still remain available for use by those travelling into the subdivisions along the roadway.
The road widening project is estimated to be completed within the next two years.
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